Reminder: ALL visitors are required to wear a mask when visiting the RMSC, regardless of vaccination status.

Hours, Admission and Directions


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Reminder: ALL visitors are required to wear a mask when indoors visiting the Strasenburgh Planetarium, regardless of vaccination status.

Planetarium Hours/Admission

Please see the show schedule for specific hours and pricing.

General Planetarium Show Admission

Featured Planetarium Shows

  • Adults: $10
  • Seniors & College Students: $9
  • Children (3–18): $9
  • RMSC Members: $1 off admission cost

Star Shows

  • Adults: $10
  • Seniors & College Students: $9
  • Children (3–18): $9
  • RMSC Members: Free

Laser Shows

  • Adults: $10
  • Seniors & College Students: $9
  • Children (3–18): $9
  • RMSC Members: $4 off admission cost


Museum and Planetarium Combined Admission

Includes same-day admission to the Science Museum and one Planetarium show.

Adults: $24
Seniors and college students with ID: $22
Ages 3 – 18: $21


Group Museum Admission

Per Person: $8


RMSC Member Admission

All RMSC members receive:

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The Museum & Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Eisenhart Auditorium, and Gannett Building are all located on a 13-acre campus just minutes from downtown Rochester, NY.

RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium

663 East Avenue (at the corner of Goodman Street)

Rochester, NY 14607


  • Take the I-490 Expressway.

  • Exit at Culver Road.

  • Go north on Culver Road.

  • Turn left on East Avenue.

  • Proceed approximately one mile to 657 East Avenue.

  • Turn left onto the campus for FREE parking.

We are a Blue Star Museum, meaning that active-duty military and their families have free admission to the RMSC from May 26 through Labor Day.

Learn more about the Blue Star program.


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Gift Certificates

To purchase a gift certificate to the RMSC or our gift shop, you have two options:

  • Call Member and Visitor Services at 585.697.1942 and we will mail one to you
  • Visit the RMSC Welcome Center in the Museum next to the Planetarium to make your payment and pick up your certificate in person

COVID Safety 

Your safety is our top priority. See below to learn about our COVID policies and procedures to create a safe space for all.

What we’re doing to keep you safe

  • Reservations are not required for members or visitors, but visitors are encouraged to purchase advanced tickets online. Onsite ticket purchases will also be accepted. RMSC Members can simply show their membership card when they arrive as normal. 
  • Providing substantial access to hand sanitizer and encouraging hand washing often.
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfecting throughout our facility.
  • Temporarily closing the Cafe at the RMSC. Please note that the seating area will be available for those who choose to bring their own food, but table seating will be limited and spaced 6 feet apart.  
  • For more information, see RMSC’s Cleaning and Sanitation Standards below.

What we’re asking our visitors to do 

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Purchase tickets in advance before you visit.
  • Wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, you can purchase one from the RMSC Welcome Desk for $1. 
  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and be sure to cough/sneeze into your elbow.
  • Stay with your party when walking through the Museum, and keep children within reach at all times.
  • Please be patient – don’t crowd around exhibits. Practice social distancing and remain 6 feet away from others not in your party. 

RMSC Cleaning and Sanitation Standards 

We have worked diligently to ensure a safe environment for all who come through our doors. We will continue to rely on guidance from the CDC, New York State Department of Health, and Monroe County Health Department to make operational decisions and adjustments as necessary. 

Cleaning & Sanitation Standards

  • RMSC custodial staff is on-site before, during, and after the Museum, Nature Center, and Planetarium operating hours to sanitize and clean the restrooms, cafe, common areas, and exhibit galleries.
  • Staff are frequently cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and highly interactive and hands-on surfaces.
  • The Star Theater chairs, railings and other high touch areas will be disinfected after every show.
  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the Museum, Planetarium, and Nature Center.
  • Staff and volunteers are required to frequently wash their hands and to not come to work if they are sick or have a fever.

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